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Blacklisted Individuals

Snyp and Da'Shade Moonbeam are on a quest to bring balance back to Hip Hop music. They believe that their is room for every genre with in Hip Hop music on a commercial scale. With their rhyming forces combined, they are Blacklisted Individuals.

Born and bred in Austin, Texas, the duo creates what they refer to as "Working Class Muzik;" music reflecting the popular and unpopular truth about life and the struggles of the common class. They paint the triumphs and tragedies of our everyday lives through poetic, and socially conscious lyrics and infuse artistry in every performance.

Blacklisted Individuals have opened for artists such as Snoop Dogg, The Game, Mike Jones, MC Ren of NWA, Mystik Journeymen, Gang Starr, the Ying Yang Twins and Talib Kweli to name a few. They placed in the finals for several hip hop competitions hosted by The Source Magazine, Famecast.com, Ourstage.com. They were also the first crew to be streamed live on PayPerViewHipHop.com

As individuals, Snyp is a single parent who believes that just as in real life, in hip hop there is a time to have fun and a time to fight for what's right. Da’Shade is a self-proclaimed ‘street nerd’, stage combat choreographer, activist, social worker, two-time National Poetry Slam finalist, and an internationally ranked Slam Poet. His social commentary subjects include, but are not limited to: the on-going exploitation of women, men, and children through human-trafficking, slave labor, and sexual exploitation around the globe.

Blacklisted released their first LP in 2001 and were featured on NOOK's debut album Get Ready. With 4 underground albums under their belt, they are currently shopping their newest single, Dance Sucka! and have commissioned a multi-talented band to back their live performances. Their neck-wrenching beats and creative content were inspired by artists like UGK, Goodie Mob, Outkast, and The Geto Boys.

Blacklisted Individuals were recently recognized as a Needle In The Haystack pick by MTV Music and Ourstage.com.

My Artists Sessions

Friday, March 18

9:00pm CDT